lidocaine viscous - oral, Xylocaine Viscous
GENERIC NAME: LIDOCAINE VISCOUS - ORAL (LYE-doe-kane)
BRAND NAME(S): Xylocaine Viscous
USES: Viscous lidocaine is used to relieve pain and discomfort from a sore throat/mouth. It is also used to numb the lining of the mouth and throat before certain medical/dental procedures (e.g., dental impressions). This numbing helps prevent the urge to close the throat (gag reflex), which might make the procedure more difficult. Lidocaine is an amide-type local anesthetic that starts to numb the area minutes after application.
HOW TO USE: Shake the bottle well before measuring each dose carefully. Use a special measuring spoon or device to measure your dose. Do not use a household spoon since you may get an incorrect dose.Do not mix with other liquid or food unless directed by your doctor. For mouth pain, swish the prescribed amount in your mouth and spit out. Do not swallow the medication. Viscous lidocaine is usually used as needed when you have pain or soreness, but do not use it more often than every 3 hours or as directed by your doctor. The usual maximum dose for an adult is 15 milliliters for each dose and no more than 8 doses in 24 hours.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Be very careful to measure the dose carefully, especially if you are using this medication in a child. Accidental overdose has occurred in children when the dose was not correct. Dosage in children may also be based on age and weight and is less than the adult dose.For infants and children younger than 3 years, carefully measure the prescribed dose and apply to the area to be treated with a cotton swab.To treat a sore throat, gargle with the medication, then swallow it to numb the throat, or spit out, as directed by your doctor.This medication numbs the nose and throat. This will make swallowing difficult and increase your risk of choking or swallowing the wrong way. Do not eat or chew gum for 1 hour after using this product or until your mouth/throat is no longer numb. It is especially important to make sure children do not eat or chew gum for at least 1 hour after use. Be careful not to accidentally bite your tongue or mouth.Follow your doctor's instructions carefully, and do not increase your dose or use this more often than prescribed without your doctor's approval. Using too much product or using it too often can increase the risk of very serious side effects.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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